Advocates for the transgender community remembered those in our area who have died from violence and suicide.
Northwest Arkansas locals joined others across the nation for Transgender Remembrance Day.
Last year 29 transgender people died from anti-trangender violence, the most ever recorded.
Locals like Lisa Stuart from the Transgender Equality Network said while Sunday night was about mourning the loss of loved ones, it’s a time to remind people of what they are continuing to fight for.
“I think it’s important to raise awareness and let people know what’s happening because the numbers speak for themselves and the more people that come together to show their support, the more people we can reach and the better things are going to be for all of us,” said Vice President Of Transgender Equality Network, Lisa Stuart.
The ceremony started with a candle light vigil walk throughout the square and ended with a reading off the names of the transgender men and women who died this year.